Matt Crowley’s passion for bringing disruptive technologies to market is fully evident at Vesper, which pioneered groundbreaking technology by being the first company to scale AlN based piezo MEMS to high volume. With six rapid product rollouts in just five years and tens of millions of units shipping to tier one clients across the globe, Matt has grown Vesper from a research-oriented startup to a bonafide commercial business.
Before Vesper, Matt was founder and vice president of business development at Sand 9 where he pioneered the mass commercialization of piezoelectric MEMS devices. Prior, at the Boston University Office of Technology Development, he was responsible for evaluating new inventions, forming new companies to commercialize those technologies and managing a venture capital program. Matt also worked at Mars & Co strategy consulting, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on operational and strategic issues. An industry thought leader, Matt has been quoted extensively in the media, including The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and countless electronic trades.
Matt received an interdisciplinary degree in Physics and the Philosophy of Science from Princeton University. He is proficient in Japanese, having lived in Japan.
The Piezoelectric Revolution – How Piezoelectric Bi-layer PEBL™ technology will change MEMS sensing.
In the last few years, AlN based MEMS devices have gone from an academic curiosity to real products shipping in the tens of millions of units per year in tier 1 electronics customers. However, the performance and cost of these devices is limited by the properties of the piezo material itself. The introduction of highly doped high quality AlN thin films promises to generate a huge leap in device performance that will impact many product areas including microphones, accelerometers, speakers, PMUT and many others. Most importantly these products have all been manufactured on the PEBL™ process flow, breaking out of the one process one product paradigm.